Trends / 2010 / Places

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In the 1860s, the Civil War brought destruction to the Chattanooga-area landscape. But today, the war and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park that memorializes it bring the region about $50 million a year.

There is at least a modest turnaround in construction in Hamilton County, though no evidence points to it being what it was before the recession, according to recent county building permit data.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Ten completed projects are coming off Bradley County's action plan for the Governor's Three Star Program, but others are taking their place.

All of Northwest Georgia is expected to grow, but Catoosa County -- which is projected to more than double in size in the next 40 years -- is expected to grow more than some areas.

Rural counties outside the Chattanooga metro area are not experiencing the growth they were a few years ago, but they are still growing, officials say. Records show that reflects a trend among metropolitan areas across the nation.

More communities across Chattanooga are looking toward local historic designations as a way to increase value on property and keep the historical nature of the area intact, officials said.

With condo options plentiful in downtown Chattanooga, more affordable housing choices still are needed, says one key player in the city's urban development.

Chattanooga Councilman Jack Benson has envisioned having a large gazebo at Heritage Park for five years. He found an architect to draw the plans for the East Brainerd area project.

Part of the appeal of visiting downtown Chattanooga is that you can park your car at the hotel on a Friday night and not have to climb back in it until checkout time Sunday.

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